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WEDNESDAY MAY 6
  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

    Rated PG-13, 99 min. Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall.

    Cinemark Classics: Carpenter's jokey adventure tale pits good against evil in San Francisco's Chinatown.

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • Over the Edge

    Over the Edge (1979)

    Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by Jonathan Kaplan. Starring Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig, Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano, Tom Fergus and Harry Northup.

    This suburban, teens-in-rebellion movie is one of the best ever.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Penitentiary (1979)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Jamaa Fanaka. Starring Gloria Delaney, Badja Djola, Leon Isaac Kennedy and Chuck Mitchell.

    Weird Wednesday: A prisoner becomes a boxer as his means of getting out of lockdown. Director Fanaka is a psychotronic favorite.

    10:10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Room

    The Room (2003)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Tommy Wiseau. Starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero and Philip Haldiman.

    NCM/Fathom: RiffTrax Live: The RiffTrax gang brings its special brand of mockery to this notorious so-bad-it's-good film.

    7PM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • Sid and Nancy

    Sid and Nancy (1986)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Alex Cox. Starring Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb.

    Austin Film Society: Jewels in the Wasteland: The doomed junkie love story of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious and American groupie Nancy Spungen sears the screen. Series host Richard Linklater will not be in attendance for the screening on May 6, but will be present for a discussion on May 11. Read a full review of Sid and Nancy.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

SPACES
  • Spring

    Spring (2015)

    Not rated, 109 min. Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Francesco Carnelutti, Jeremy Gardner and Vinny Curran.

    Fantasy Fest: Drafthouse at the Drive-in: A genre-tinged story about a love affair abroad keeps us guessing. Read a full review of Spring.

    8:15PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 141 min. Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Cobie Smulders, Andy Serkis and Julie Delpy.

    When arms dealer-turned-do-gooder Tony Stark (Downey Jr.), aka Iron Man, creates an artificial intelligence designed to maintain global peace – after narrowly fending off intergalactic invaders in 2012's The Avengers, along with hammer-wielding Thor (Hemsworth), super-soldier Captain America (Evans), assassin Black Widow (Johansson), rage-prone Hulk (Ruffalo), and ace archer Hawkeye (Renner) – said A.I. quickly determines that nothing could protect the human race quite like an extinction-level reset. Sounds like a bunch of nonsense, huh? To its credit, Avengers: Age of Ultron is impressively orchestrated nonsense. A mostly coherent assembly of globe-trotting, gadgets, and glib one-liners – as swell as it is swollen – writer/director Joss Whedon’s sequel operates on a larger scale while retaining the same planet-saving stakes, with mortality hardly ever more than an inconvenience. Ultron may never muster any real sense of novelty to rival its billion-dollar predecessor, but, ultimately, it’s a hearty helping of fine. Read a full review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

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